The most important event of the year for us Louisvillians is right around the corner: Derby. A whole weekend of mint juleps, horse racing and track going calls for only the very best attire, but those outfits aren’t always hanging in your closet. Dressing up for so many occasions is certainly not easy on your wallet. We’ve rounded up several Derby-perfect dresses for under $100 that are found right here in Louisville. From classic to preppy and chic to a more casual look, these dresses will help make the 141st Derby celebration better than the last.
Apricot Lane has so many beautiful options for Derby dresses! We were faced with the task of whittling it down to two, but bear in mind, there are plenty more! If you haven’t picked out your Derby hat yet, Apricot Lane has several of those, too.
Collections always has the best dresses that won’t break the bank. Again, selecting only a couple to showcase was tough, so make sure you stop by for a broader view. These two floral options can be worn over and over again throughout the summer, for both a dressy and casual look.
Pink Door Boutique
Pink Door Boutique’s vintage and modern clothing offers a great selection of affordable Derby dresses–and unique ones, too! We loved this green dress that also comes in orange and navy blue stripes. (Want to read more about this stylish little boutique? Check out our article here.)
Modern Elegance has so many Derby dresses to choose from that it’s tough to not buy all of them! They have a great selection of classic, modern and more casual dresses, and they have handmade hats, too, made by owner Hayley Koetter.
This cute little boutique hidden in the Highlands has quite a few stylish pieces including crop-tops with matching skirts and this cute white Derby dress for less than $100. Head over to Caden to see for yourself.
Crush is a one-stop shop for all-things-Derby. They have a huge selection of dresses at all price points, plus lighter jackets and cardigans to wear with those frocks, should the weather turn cold. There’s also a nice selection of pretty hats, jewelry and handbags. You can literally complete your look in one fell swoop.
Chartreuse always has stylish, affordable dresses with a Southern flair. And while there were so many great dresses, we just love their eyelet selection. We picked a white/pink eyelet dress and a yellow eyelet, as well. The texture totally makes it!
Colonial Designs has numerous Derby options for every age. From classic to preppy and casual, you’ll definitely be able to find one that suits your taste.
Now get out there and pick up your favorite frocks. You’ll look stunning, no doubt!!
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